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- proper noun UK A
translationof the Bible from the original Hebrew( Old Testament) and Greek( New Testament) commisioned for the Church of England.
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- noun an English translation of the Bible published in 1611
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The name Authorized Version is not a happy one, for so far as the records go it was never authorized either by the King or the bishop; and, even if it were, the authority does not extend beyond the English Church, which is a very small fraction of those who use it.
The scholars who produced the translation of the Scriptures known as the Authorized Version could certainly write well; yet if you examine their Dedication, in which, uninfluenced by the noble sincerity of the Bible's style, they were free to follow the fashion, you may find there the two faults of Elizabethan prose; namely, the habit of servile flattery and the sham of euphuism.
In the Authorized Version that phrase is repeated three times, in verses 44, 46, and 48.
 Scriptural passages are quoted from the Authorized Version, any significant divergences in the text being indicated by footnotes.
If the translators of the Authorized Version had done this, one of the supports of an ancient error would have been knocked down.
Primal Curse, which is not -- as the Authorized Version suggests -- the knowledge of good and evil, but the knowledge of good-and-evil.
Revised Version now supplements the "Hail, thouthat art highly favoured" of the original Authorized Version by the marginal alternative, "Hail thou, endued with grace".
Wesley removed the futile circumlocution of the Authorized Version and gave the only possible rendering, as the Revised Version did later.
Again the Authorized Version frequently ignores that important canon of translation which ordains that different words in the original shall be rendered by different words in the version.
The Authorized Version calls them "songs of degrees"; the Revised